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CNN
Jul 9, 2013 4:00pm EDT
the taliban on some sort of peace discussions and also get back in line to object to continue the security discussions with the u.s., jake. >> last year when president obama went to afghanistan in may, i believe, and signed a document about the strategic partnership, he made it very clear that counterterrorism and equipping afghan security forces were going to continue to be important imperatives for the u.s., even after 2014. strategically does it make any sense if counterterrorism is a priority the way that the obama administration has been waging it with drones, with special forces, does it make any sense to pull out of afghanistan completely? >> reporter: well, you're right, given our national security interest and the amount the has invested there, it seems it would be unlike this administration to pull out all forces from afghanistan next year. and especially because it borders pakistan. that's a convenient place to at least base some forces to have a u.s. presence on pakistan's border. but you have to keep in mind, jake, a lot of foreign policy hands felt the same way about
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
with afghan president hamid karzai cooled over peace talks with the taliban and negotiations over a long-term security deal ended abruptly. we'll talk more with cnn chief national correspondent john king coming up at the bottom of the hour. >>> could nsa leaker edward snowden's new home be venezuela? they received a formal asylum request from snowden is waiting to hear back from him. venezuela's foreign minister cautioned russia still has to weigh in on the request. snowden is believed to be hold up in a moscow airport. >>> vice president biden said to attend a funeral for the 19 fallen firefighters. the union expected to attend. the death of the hot shots considered the worst fire fighting loss since september 11th. >>> unless patriots hernandez lawyers appeal, we'll know what was seized from his home. hernandez is charged with the premeditated murder of his one-time friend odin lloyd. his associate carlos ortiz will appear in court later this morning. >>> and lastly, check out these raging floodwaters creating chaos in toronto. take a look at this double decker train, hundreds of
CNN
Jul 14, 2013 10:00am EDT
elections are even more exceptional when you consider the conditions. the pakistani taliban have declared war against democracy, targeting three major political parties for elimination. as a result the campaign period turned out to be the bloodiest in pakistan's history. at least 80 people were killed and 400 injured in dozens of attacks. would you go to the polling booth in these conditions? i wouldn't. and yet voter turnout topped 55%. nearly the same as the last u.s. presidential election. in part this is because pakistan's demographics are vibrant. 1/3 of the electorate is under the age of 30. these are voters who are not burdened by the memories and missteps of the past. instead they're optimistic and forward-looking about their country. pakistan's economy remains in critical condition. foreign investment is drying up, deficits are crippling its government, but the new prime minister, nawaz sharif, has announced a series of measures to run state-owned companies more efficiently, to get the country's fiscal house in order, and to open up the economy. most tantalizing is the prospect o
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